Developers using code generation are producing higher quality code faster than their hand-coding counterparts. And, they enjoy other advantages like maintainability, consistency and abstraction. Using the new CG methods they can make a change in one place, avoiding multiple synchronized changes you must make by hand.
Code Generation in Action shows you the techniques of building and using programs to write other programs. It shows how to avoid repetition and error to produce consistent, high quality code, and how to maintain it more easily. It demonstrates code generators for user interfaces, database access, remote procedure access, and much more.
Code Generation in Action is an A-to-Z guide covering building, buying, deploying and using code generators. If you are a software engineer-whether beginner or advanced-eager to become the "ideas person," the mover-and-shaker on your development team, you should learn CG techniques. This book will help you master them.
- Code generation basics
- CG techniques and best practices
- Patterns of CG design
- How to deploy generators
- Many example generators
Includes generators for:
- Database access
- Unit tests
- Business logic
- Data translation
Over his twenty years of development experience, Jack Herrington has shipped many software applications helped by code generation techniques. He runs the Code Generation Network.
About the Author
Jack Herrington is a software engineer who has shipped applications as diverse as scientific real-time applications and web applications for business. He is an expert in the use of code generation techniques from very simple code maintenance to code generators, which build entire tiers of functionality. He lives in Union City, California.